Last weekend was craft day, and I made a lot of progress. First, I got the sleeves pin fitted. It was a good thing that I added a lot of height to the sleeve cap, because you can see below that I ended up taking off 2.5" inches.
On craft day, I got the sleeves on and all the finished done except the buttons. Tonight, I finished the buttons.
The only minor outstanding issue is across the front of the bust. You can see the source of the problem in this photo:
|Right in front of the armpit, see? When I put the sleeves on, the seam allowance ate up all the extra room in the bust, even though I sewed only a 3/8" seam allowance.|
My mom bought me a new sewing machine. It's so excellent! I used it this afternoon to change in boning in my corset and make the buttonholes on this bodice. I'm still getting used to it, but it is undoubtedly lovely.